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On a list of Formula One’s most dominant cars, the MP4/4 sits at the top. After a disappointing season in 1987, McLaren recruited Team Lotus driver Ayrton Senna to join Frenchman Alain Prost in the team’s new car. The legendary drivers piloted the new MP4/4 lowline chassis, which was powered by a screaming Honda V6 turbo engine. The pair won McLaren a Constructors’ Championship by a margin of 134 points in 1988 and gave Senna and Prost a 1-2 finish in the F1 Driver’s Championship. The car won all but one of the 16 races that year, including ten 1-2 finishes. Senna edged out Prost in the F1 Drivers’ Championship, but even more significant was the margin of victory the MP4/4 delivered over its competitors, often lapping not only the back markers but the entire field. The MP4/4’s dominance created a turning point in F1 history – its forward-thinking, heavily-reclined driving position is still echoed in today’s race chassis and its indomitable V6 ended F1’s turbo era until its recent rebirth. In short, when you are driving the MP4/4 in Forza 6, you are driving an incomparable legend.
— forzamotorsport.net[1] 

The 1988 McLaren #12 Honda McLaren MP4/4 - abbreviated as #12 McLaren MP4 - is a Formula One car by McLaren featured in Forza Motorsport 6 as part of the eBay Motors Car Pack, and as standard in Forza Motorsport 7.

Synopsis

The MP4/4 is one of the most dominant Formula One cars ever built, winning all but one race and claiming all but one pole position in the 1988 season.[2] Statistically, the car holds the record as the most dominant single season car with a winning percentage of 93.8%, while the Mercedes F1 W07 Hybrid in 2016 came the closest to beating this record with 90.5% of races won (19/21).

The successor to the MP4/3 used in 1987, the McLaren MP4/4 was succeeded by the MP4/5 in 1989.

Statistics

Icon ForzaMotorsport6 Wide
Speed 7.7
Handling 10.0
Acceleration 10.0
Braking 10.0
X 999
DLC:
Unlock Requirements
Car Dealer:
Purchase from the car dealer for 2,000,000 CR
Performance & Division
Division:
None
Speed:
Top Speed: 206.2 mph  (331.8 km/h)
Acceleration:
0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 3.000 secs.
0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 5.000 secs.
Braking:
60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 67.8 ft (20.7 m)
100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 147.7 ft (45 m)
Lateral Gs:
60 mph (97 km/h): 1.92 g
120 mph (193 km/h): 3.23 g
Icon ForzaMotorsport7 Wide
Speed 7.8
Handling 10.0
Acceleration 10.0
Braking 10.0
Super Rare FM7 T4
X 999
Unlock Requirements
Unlock:
Purchase from the car dealer
Performance & Division
Division:
Formula 90s
Collection Tier:
Tier 4 - Super Rare (+875)
Speed:
Top Speed: 208.4 mph  (335.3 km/h)
1/4 Mile: missing data
Acceleration:
0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 3.021 secs.
0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 4.689 secs.
Braking:
60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 82.7 ft (25.2 m)
100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 166.6 ft (50.8 m)
Lateral Gs:
60 mph (97 km/h): 1.96 g
120 mph (193 km/h): 3.29 g

Trivia

  • Despite being from the 1980s, the #12 McLaren MP4 appears in the Formula 90s division in Forza Motorsport 7.

Gallery

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References

  1. Description - https://www.forzamotorsport.net/en-us/news/fm6_november_ebay_motors_car_pack
  2. MP4/4 race history - http://www.mclaren.com/technologygroup/
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